That is true, however this argument is weak because there are in fact bigger problems than soda being a health issue. Itś your choice on whether you drink soda or not. It won't do much damage unless it becomes a very consistent thing. Though soda is bad, we have much bigger problems killing people. For example, cigarettes or smoking in general.
While there were benifits of prohibition such as the instant decrease in crime and that workers didn 't miss as many days due to being drunk, the negatives were also huge. The crime before wasn 't as bad as during prohibtion, because of the restriction of alcohol new types of crime were created, such as bootlegging. The reasons for the start of prohibition were somewhat justified, alcohol has a direct parallel to crime and its proven that drunk individuals are more prone to crime. Also the health effects of alcohol are quite detrimental they can make a person 's quite shoddy with excessive consumption. During those times temprence wasn 't a commonly practiced ideal so alcohol addictions were more common, it would only make sense that people would begin to see the parallels between alcohol and many of the negative things that plague society.
Although it is true that substances such as alcohol can be abused, the prohibition of alcohol prevented the advancement of our society due to the corruption in public officials, negative effects on the economy, and increased crime rates. Prohibition was a major event in American history. It showed the weaknesses of morale in the United States, and how much people loved alcohol.
Alcoholism has many false stereotypes; alcoholics are seen as filthy people who cannot care for themselves or their families, which is only true for a small portion of alcoholics. On the other hand, people who abuse alcohol are seen as part of the popular society. While alcoholics are seen as disheveled and unkempt, people don’t give a second thought to those who get wasted on New Years. By learning about the history, stigmas, stereotypes, and specific aspects of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, I have come to realize the significant differences between the two, and hope that this tragic epidemic in our society can somehow be
Some people want to legalize it so they don 't have to hide it from authorities or for medicinal purposes; but in my opinion, it shouldn 't be legalized because it is a very potent and damaging substance. Marijuana is a very big menace to society. There are many reasons to agree or disagree with the legalization of this powerful drug, but there are a few reasons that offer more than adequate information on why I believe that this drug should not be legalized. One key factor for being against it is that it is very dangerous for the users. Even though many don 't realize it, it damages your organs and body and it can kill you.
In the novel everyone is constantly high on the drug soma and is always happy. Nowadays people are using drugs more than in the past. Another thing is that people are becoming more ignorant towards things around them. For example global warming is something that is very important to recognize but most people would rather not focus on it because it is such as hard task to handle. This is similar to the way that the people of the World State live, because they live in complete ignorance to everything bad in the world, such as illness and old
Therefore someone will always fail to abide by the rules. Punishing all of the American citizens by the MLDA being raised to 21 is not the right way to go about and promote safe driving. The United States is not the worst place for drunk driving incidents; in fact, it is one of the lowest. According to Niall McCarthy there are more dangerous roads than that of the U.S., “58% on South Africa’s roads can be attributed to alcohol consumption… In the United States, 31% of all road accidents… In the United Kingdom and Germany, road deaths involving alcohol consumption are rarer at 16 % and 9 % respectively,” (McCarthy). South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries to drive in due to traffic fatalities encouraged by alcohol.
Most drinkers die at a younger age due to alcohol poisoning and other issues which would increase with a lower age. This should not be something that we should take lightly, and lowering the drinking age would make this issue worse because more people would end up dying from drinking. Younger drinkers would have a higher risk of death, mostly because their bodies are not fully developed yet. Drinking when brains are not fully developed can slow down the development and learning process. Another reason the age should not be lowered is
First, cramming can cause short-term intellectual setbacks, albeit the states of setbacks vary greatly among many different people. The author also explains about how the excessive use of stimulants can worsen students’ conditions, as it can cause syndrome and overdose. The good news is that while the effects of substance abuse are dangerous, but unless a person mistreats his/her body with the use of stimulants, he/she should be able to recover in a relatively quick
It would be too predictable if it was just alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. We can be addicted to so much more than that, we can be addicted to people. Most things start out as just a normal part of our lives and at some point become obsessive and out of control. It is just as hard to walk away from another person as it is to drop the needle. The letting go part of a relationship, is the hardest part.
Drinking is extremely harmful and potentially fatal, this is coupled with its addictability, add young adults and the consequences are terrible. Many people follow the law and other countries experience more issues with underage drinking than the US. Keep the drinking age as is, there is no need to expose young adults to something so
Yasar Ayoub English 1a Regulate recreational substance Abuse Americans should regulate substance abuse because abusing drugs and alcohol and any harmful substance is a mental illness that destroys lives. Majority of prescription medicine is easily acquired at stores and they are more dangerous than most illegal drugs.the fact that they are easy to acquire and and legal doesn 't mean they are good for your health.One of the major drug problems in our community today is the misuse of prescribed and over the counter medicines. Drugs have become a very serious problem especially in the United States. They have become a major habit is one’s everyday lives. This country reliance on prescription drugs for pleasure, depression, and medical relief are the most common reasons people use them.
Officers have been knowing that there is a different kind of drunk people, the ones who very calm and listen to what they say and the other drunk people are the very loud ones that still listen to directions, but then there is the drunk people who are loud and start hitting and being violent. The only way officers try to control drunk people is to be a lot more patient with them than the people who are on drugs. Many have thought to themselves or have realized that the people who are on drugs are more calm than the people are drunk, the reason with that being said is because even though people are on drugs and in their own little world they can be controlled very easily. For the drunk people some can
Addiction has destroyed families as much as it has to the individual. The family plays many distinct roles when it comes to addiction. It is a promising idea to avoid name calling and passing judgment onto the addict once the addiction is present. Even though this may be a tough time for the both of you, but by supporting and encouraging the addict to seek treatment, both the addict and the family members can go live happy and productive. Most people don’t understand why or how some people, other than themselves, become addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping and even sex (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Often, people will mistakenly think that the people who are taking substance drugs or even drinking heavily, that those people lack moral principles or are willingly choosing to not stop their drug supply.
(McGeorge Law Review F) It can cause serious effects later on in life. The earlier the use the greater the risk these young teens will have of getting illnesses. (McGeorge Law Review I) Not to mention it impairs your ability to drive almost as much as being intoxicated by alcohol. (McGeorge Law Review